Poulet Breton

the first one

I encountered this dish for the first time in Café Rouge and decided to recreate it at home. This has been one of my favourite dishes for the last couple of years, it goes really well with a glass of white wine.


Prep time Cooking time Difficulty Servings
20 min 45 min medium 4 – 6

You will need the following:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 leeks
  • 3 courgettes
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 10 white mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • mirin (optional)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • chicken stock
  • 500ml water
  • single cream
  • maggi (seasoning sauce)
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 tbs butter
  • sour cream
  • dill
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon thyme

JFP_3203The ingredients.


JFP_3315Peel and boil 4 large potatoes for about 20 minutes or until soft.


JFP_3337Peel and shave 3 carrots.

JFP_3365Chop 3 leeks.

JFP_3375Add 500 ml of boiling water to 2 chicken stock cubes.

JFP_3381Add 3 bay leaves to the chicken stock.

JFP_3391Chop 3 courgettes.

JFP_3409Chop 10 white mushrooms.


JFP_3436Cut 4 chicken breasts into thin strips.



Add a tablespoon of oil to a hot pan and fry the chicken strips until brown. I usually add about 1 tablespoon of Mirin (Rice wine), halfway through. The sugar in the mirin caramelizes on the chicken. It also helps to soften it.

JFP_3582Add any liquid that might be left after frying the chicken to the chicken stock. This will contain a lot of the flavour needed for the dish.


JFP_3610Add the mushrooms, courgettes and leek to a heavy lidded casserole dish and fry.

JFP_3643Once the courgettes and mushrooms have been fried, add the shaved carrots.

JFP_3661Add the fried chicken strips.

JFP_3677Add the chicken stock.

JFP_3699JFP_3710In the same jug mix 350ml of water and 150ml of single cream.


Cover and cook for about 45 minutes. In the meantime start preparing your mash potatoes.

JFP_3633Once your potatoes have boiled drain them and add 2 tbs butter, salt and pepper.

JFP_3804Add 2-3 tablespoons of sour cream and 2 tablespoons of dill.

JFP_3851Mash the ingredients together using a potato masher.

JFP_3858Dish up mashed potato in the middle of your plate and arrange the chicken around it.

JFP_3934Add some lemon thyme as dressing and a splash of maggi for flavour.


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